Cross-Border E-Commerce Import and Export Goods Total Rose 50% From a Year Earlier
According to China E-commerce Report (2018) issued by China E-commerce Convention inaugurated yesterday, China’s turnover on e-commerce in 2018 reached ¥31.63 trillion, rising 8.5% from a year earlier; online retail sales reached ¥9.01 trillion, rising 23.9% from a year earlier; cross-border e-commerce import and export goods total reached ¥134.7 billion, rising 50% from a year earlier; rural e-commerce turnover reached ¥1.37 trillion, rising 30.4% from a year earlier; the business volume concerning national express service enterprises reached 50.71 billion, rising 26.6% from a year earlier; and e-commerce employees reached up to 47 million, rising 10.6% from a year earlier.
Buy Together to Add Overseas Shopping Category
The commodity categories of Buy Together were adjusted recently -- the original International Sector was removed and the “Overseas Shopping” category was added. At present, the “Overseas Shopping” consists of 9 subdivisions, including imported cosmetics, imported food, imported beverages, nutrition and health care, imported home furnishing, imported maternal and infant products, imported personal care, bags and accessories, and costumes and shoes. Duoduo International started to attract cross-border merchants from February this year, and held a number of merchant conventions in dozens of free trade zone cities within two months, and held a direct mail merchant investment promotion conference in Hong Kong recently.
Ali Ecological Foreign Oriented: to Establish Global Selling System in the Middle East
It is reported that the cross-border e-commerce platform AliExpress owned by Ali has started to cooperate with domestic cross-border e-commerce logistics service providers, so as to establish the outbound logistics service system in Turkey. According to AliExpress, it was cooperating with a Chinese-invested logistics provider in Turkey and has recommended some Turkish merchants and customers to use this outbound logistics service. Obviously, Ali cross-border retail system has not be limited to the ecological support for international brands and Chinese sellers’ products, but rather established service ecological systems for overseas sellers, which meant China’s e-commerce would possess the model of “Global Selling”.
据外媒报道，Lazada在泰国EmQuartier商场推出首个女性节日活动，将线上和线下活动融为一体。共有40多个品牌参加本次活动的，此次活动将展示阿里巴巴的一项创新项目“Magic Mirror”，利用计算机视觉技术和人工智能让用户通过连接互联网的镜子“试穿”衣服和化妆品。在2019年第一季度，Lazada Thailand的女性购买者数量增长了8％。另外，为了利用这一细分市场 ，Lazada在去年10月创建了LazInStyle。
Lazada Offered Offline Virtual Fitting in Thailand Aiming at Young Women
According to foreign media reports, Lazada launched the first female festival activity at EmQuartier Mall in Thailand, integrating online and offline activities. There were over 40 brands participating in this activity, and the activity would display an Alibaba’s innovative project “Magic Mirror”, which made customers “fit on” clothes and cosmetics through a mirror connected with the Internet by means of computer vision technique and AI. In Q1 2019, Lazada Thailand’s female purchasers rose 8%. In addition, Lazada created LazInStyle in October 2018, for exploiting this subdivision market.
French E-Commerce Market Share to Be Expected to Reach 104.2 Billion Euros By the End of 2019
French e-commerce market share is expected to reach €104.2 billion by the end of 2019, rising 12.5% in comparison to €92.6 billion of last year. The proportion concerning online shopping of French Internet users is expected to be flat compared with last year, accounting for about 75%, and the annual amount of each online shopper is expected to mount up to €2,346 this year from €2,126 of last year.
Online Shoppers to Be Expected to Reach 20.3 Million by the End of 2019, According to Australian E-Commerce Market Report
It is reported that Australian e-commerce market is growing vigorously at present, and expenditures of Australians on online shopping in 2018 amounted to A$28.6 billion ($20.3 billion). As of January 2019, online shopping consumption accounted for 9% of shares in Australian retail sales. By the end of 2019, the revenues of Australian online enterprises will rise 15.1%, according to the prediction of Statista, a German data statistics resource website. Moreover, online shoppers in 2019 will rise 5% to 20.3 million from a year earlier.
GMV Rose 73% Greatly in 2018, According to Russian E-Commerce Platform Ozon
According to foreign media reports, the GMV (Gross Merchandise Value) of Ozon, a Russian e-commerce platform, rose 73% greatly to ₽42.5 billion (nearly $680 million, VAT included). The company announced in April 2019 that Ozon has processed over 15 million orders (amount to 74 million commodities) in 2018. In the face of increasingly fierce market competition, this company will invest heavily to expand its logistics network.
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